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Blogger-Approved Décor Hauls
To Inspire Your Holiday Home

November 9, 2017

Gordmans teamed up with our fave bloggers for their home décor hauls. We love that they all have such a different eye for style, and hope they inspire your home.

If you’ve got home-styling chops you want to show off, keep reading for a chance to win a Gordmans gift card!

 

Luxe for less

Vlogger Kayla Pritchard chose ‘luxe for less’ pieces to transition her home perfectly, from a different take on a traditional vase to this unique smokey glass pumpkin. Try out her tips for a similar look to your home.

 

Getting cozy

Youtuber Candice of Fancy That with Candice shared her two-part home haul for the holidays. Take her cue and get cozy with soft sweater slipper booties for lounging around the house, or chasing after her boys – who no doubt keep her on her (now toasty) toes.

Vintage and eclectic

Add a few choice quirky, eclectic pieces to your décor, like Leah of Keep Calm And Blush On did with this wavy cut marble tray with copper hardware. Its thick rope handles contrast the slick marble and give it subtle character, which she’ll use as a catchall or to display seasonal décor.

Harvest home

Blogger Shauna of Trying to Stay Calm was all about the harvest theme for a festive fall home. She stocked up in-store for decorating and gifting goodies for her family and friends. Keep a few pieces for each season handy, and you’ll always be ready for gifts and guests.

 

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Gordmans Gotta-Haves:
The Fall Trends Our Stylist Scored

October 26, 2017

Hi! I’m Zoe, your Gordmans stylist. Every time I shop our stores for the latest styles, I feel like I’ve hit the fashion jackpot! I want all of our guests to feel like that, too.

So my goal when choosing my Gordmans Gotta-Haves is to show everyone how to get the latest craze for less cash and get big names without paying big bucks. Because great minds shop alike!

This season, you’ve gotta have some luxe looks in your closet. Here’s what’s filed in our style cabinet:

  • Velvet everything. It’s a smooth operator that makes everything better from bags to boots. And when it’s paired with the latest jewel tones — AH-mazing and just screams luxe.
  • Speaking of jewel tones, they’re pretty much replacing diamonds as a girl’s best friend this fall. What’s better on a dreary, drab day than wearing a fab sapphire A-line skirt or ruby red combat boots?
  • Everyone wants that one super comfy black sweater that you wish you could literally live in (but you can’t because…laundry day).
  • Leopard print. Can I just ask how such a bold print goes with almost everything?! Of course you don’t want to pair it with a huge floral print or anything like that, but this backpack can rock a jeans and t-shirt look during the day and an LBD at night.
  • You need a triangle scarf in your life! Trust me on this. It can be used in so many ways and has style for miles.

I scored all of these need-now luxe looks right in our stores. Imagine what unburied treasure you’ll find! What are your Gordmans gotta-haves?!

 

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Halloween Decor Tricks
That are Too Cute to Spook

October 11, 2017

It’s the season of frights, but scary décor isn’t for everyone. Young kids may find creepy, horror-inspired decorations far from festive as they trek door to door on trick-or-treat night. So, remember to reserve the truly scary stuff for grownup parties or out-of-the-way spaces, and keep cheery décor in sight for the kiddos. After all, the objective is to welcome trick or treaters to your door and not scare them away, right?

Read on for a few kid-friendly décor ideas to inspire Halloween smiles.

 

 

Who’s There?

Step up your Halloween game and welcome trick or treaters and houseguests with a cute doormat. It’s a unexpected, fun addition to your front door, back door or any high-traffic entryway that can help keep your floors clean. Fun and functional? Now that’s a treat!

 

How Sweet!

Décor that does double duty? Nothing scary about that. Deliver soft glows to your front porch or entryway by adding flameless candles to metal pumpkins for a bewitching Halloween scene. Then, on trick-or-treat night, swap out the candles with goodies and you’ve got handy candy dishes for when neighborhood ghosts and goblins come calling.

 

Easy Does It!

With toddlers and pets around the house, breakable Halloween décor finds may not be the best options. No worries. Soft, plush options are readily available to show your Halloween spirit. If they take a tumble, they won’t break. They typically have friendlier appearances too, so there’s little chance of scaring.

 

Hang On!   

Greet young, door-to-door revelers by hanging fun décor on your front door. Pieces with jack-o-lanterns and black cats are great options and wreaths with fall’s finest like leaves, feathers and corn also add a seasonal touch without adding scares. Use your best discretion on Halloween night and your little guests will leave your doorstep with smiles.

 

By The Yard!

Short on time? Decorating your outdoor space with yard stakes is super easy – and sure to get noticed. Pick your places, then grab your stakes and push them into the ground. They’re easily changed, too. Just pull them up, relocate and push. As decorating goes, it doesn’t get much quicker. Note: be sure to place your stakes in spaces that won’t trip or cause accidents for your trick or treaters.

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3 Easy Ways To Spice Up Your Home For Harvest Season

September 27, 2017

At long last, fall is back! The cooler temps, tasty bounty (hello, apples and sweet corn!) and fiery colors inspire feelings of coziness and warmth. It’s also a favorite time of year to decorate – and refreshing your spaces during harvest season can be as simple as it is beautiful.

 

Read on for three easy-to-DIY decorating ideas that are sure to brighten any space.

 

Hang A Wreath

On a door, on a wall and other unexpected places like a table, it’s a snap to set a seasonal tone with a beautiful, ready-made wreath. Go big for high drama or small for a more understated approach, depending on your available space. Today’s styles boast everything from dried leaves and berries to gourds, small pumpkins and feathers. Deck your front door, back door, side door or room doors. They’re easy to put up and even easier to take down.

 

Bonus use: group candles of various colors, sizes and shapes together on a surface such as a dining table or coffee table, then use your wreath as a candle ring to encircle them all. We think you’ll love the result!

 

Add A Tobacco Basket

Tobacco baskets are all the rage and can be easily worked into your fall displays with very little effort. On mantles, console tables or other flat surfaces, use them as eye-catching backdrops for smaller décor items such as candles and decorative pumpkins. Prop them up vertically against walls or other sturdy items or hang them, depending on your space. For extra pop, scatter colorful, dried leaves found in your yard at the base of your display.

 

Bonus idea: place tobacco baskets horizontally on surfaces and place décor in them. Taller items, such as decorative pumpkins and lanterns, tend to look best and have greater impact.

 

Fill A Basket

Baskets come in all shapes and sizes and are made with many different materials, which makes them versatile, smart additions to fall displays. Baskets made with wire, wicker and metal are some of the most popular. Just pick your space, pick your size and pick your basket material, then spruce it up with your fave pieces. Not sure what to include? Long tree twigs mixed with short, decorative pumpkins is one suggested combo. Basket-lining, plush fabric nestled with ears of colorful corn and gourds is another. Remember to keep it colorful – unless your space calls for a more muted color palette!

 

Bonus idea: display your harvest baskets through Thanksgiving, then swap out the fall décor with Christmas décor for a super easy transition to the holiday season.

Fashion

3 Amazing Game Day Outfits for Football Season

September 13, 2017

Once again, football and tailgate season is upon us. Yay! We love the ensuing crisp, fall air, cheering our teams with fellow fans and resurrecting the styles needed for cooler temps. (Hello, team sweatshirts and sweaters! We miss you like crazy.) But, while these mascot-emblazoned football staples will always have permanent spots on our go-to lists, it’s totally possible to show your team spirit AND rock your gameday look with other styles. We show you how with a few, on-point options – and a few for the little fans in the crowd.

Here are 3 amazing game day outfits to help support your favorite teams:

Clad In Plaid

Score huge style points in one of the season’s hottest trends! Plaid, in your favorite school colors, takes your gameday look to the next level. It’s an unexpected twist on your typical gameday and tailgate attire, but that’s so you, right? Keep the rest of your ensemble comfy and caz by adding washed denim, canvas sneaks and trendy accessories. With a look anchored in plaid, you’ll definitely stand out in the crowd. Go, you!

 

 

Solid Choices

Cool gameday temps call for even cooler styles – and you’ll win with cozy cardigans every time. How do you keep them cheer-worthy on game day? It’s easy peasy. Choose a cardigan in one of your team’s colors and pair it with a top in another of your team’s colors. Then, amp up your look with jeans, boots and smart, stylish accessories. A throw-on-and-go backpack is a wise choice when you need to pack tickets, snacks and other must-haves for the game. You’re all set!

 

 

It’s Playtime

Fans come in all shapes, sizes – and ages! Keep your little ones in gameday mode with football-themed bodysuits and coordinating sneakers from Gordmans. Pair them with their adorable smiles and they’ll certainly be the center of attention at home or at the game.

Whether you’re watching the game at home or in the stadium, you’ll have a blast showing off your team spirit with these game day outfits. Go team!

Fashion

5 Fall Fashion Trends You’ll See Everywhere this Fall

September 5, 2017

Let’s hear it for fall, y’all! We love its crisp, semi-chilled air. The fiery beauty of the changing leaves. But, most of all, the arrival of new styles, colors and trends is what has us giddy with excitement. And do you blame us? These five fall fashion trends are fresh, feminine, fab and totally easy to mix into your weekend and weekday (aka office) style. We’ve also included a few styling tips on how to pull them off without a lot of fuss. Is it us – or are you sensing major 70s vibes? Time to swoon.

 

The Stitch Niche

Embroidery is back in a big way for fall fashion 2017 – and we’re loving every single stitch. Not only does it infuse color and a dash of elegance, it’s popping up in unexpected places on many of your favorite styles. On caps? We love. On the shoulder of a tee? Genius.

 

How To Style It:

Pair it with frayed-hem denim and simple slides for casual outings or dress it up with high-waisted skinny jeans and stacked heels. Just grab a clutch and you’re set for a day-to-night look.

 

 

A Mesh Sesh

Mesh is the peek-a-boo trend to love for fall. It allows you to show a little skin, yet still keep yourself covered. The key is layering. Layer mesh fabrics over other key pieces and you’re bound to turn heads.

 

How To Style It:

Pair it with acid wash denim and classic sneakers for a throwback look or wear it over a sports bra or bralette to go from gym to cocktails in no time.

 

 

Well, Red

Stand out in the brightest color trend of the season – red. One of the official colors for Fall 2017, we can’t get enough of its warm hues as we head into the winter months. Wear it head to toe for looks best described as ‘dynamic.’ (And a little on the ‘sexy’ side, too.)

 

How To Style It:

Pair it with anything black, go for pattern play or pop basic outfits with red accessories. Red makes a bold statement, anytime, anywhere.

 

 

The Plush Rush

This fall, there’s a major crush on all things plush. Hello, velvet and velour. Add texture to your fave outfits by mixing in velvet accessories that shimmer and shine. When a bit more stretch is called for, opt for comfy velour pieces. Both fabrics can luxe up any look with ease.

 

How To Style It:

Pair either fabric with lightwash denim and ankle boots for laidback lunches or with a choker and over-the-knee boots for Girls Night Out.

 

 

Dare To Flare

Flare isn’t just for bottoms anymore. Go dramatic with ultra-feminine tops featuring bell sleeves. In bold prints or solids, the look definitely screams 1970s. But, when the look is this fresh, we’re totally on board.

 

How To Style It:

Pair it dark-wash destructed denim and lace up booties or rock your look with rose gold sunnies and tassel earrings for a modern twist. You’ll be the star of the show at your next concert or festival.

 

Fashion

3 Denim Trends To Love & How To Style Them

July 31, 2017
Denim

If we had our way, every day would be denim day. Jeans are the go-to option versatile enough to dress up for a night on the town – or down for a day at the farmer’s market. (Don’t even get us started about their comfort!) Below are a few denim styles we love, along with some stylish thoughts on how to rock them day in and day out.

Hi, Waist!

The nineties vibe with high-waisted jeans is off the charts – and so on-trend! In short, we LOVE it! Dark denim, sans destruction, exudes a more formal look and a smart choice for nearly any occasion. Added bonus: high-waisted denim highlights your curves and holds you in. For a contemporary look, slip on a pair of white sneaks, a neutral tote and a cute, cinched-waist jacket. You’ll be set for whatever the day brings. Ready to run errands? You are now.

Denim Jacket Outfit

In The Raw

Remember your cut-off shorts days? They’re back in a big way – only now with jeans. Raw-hem styles with just-right destructed details are on everyone’s want list. The look is new, casual and unique with an unfinished, yet cool factor. Offset their worn-out ease with a floral top and gladiator sandals and prepare for compliments. We love how the sweet floral print plays against the raw-hem denim. So cute and unexpected!    

Denim Jeans Outfit

Rocker Chic

Concert on your summer fun list? Roll with studded denim to rock your look day or night. Go full-on rocker chic with lots of bold studs or keep your look rocker-light with fewer, smaller ones. We especially love the look when it’s paired with softer, more feminine tops and sandals. Sooo unexpected – and ready for swaying at summer’s best country and rock fests. Get your tickets ready!   

Casual Denim Outfit

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Summer Dresses: 4 Styles To Rock Your Sunny Season

July 24, 2017
Pink Dress

Going somewhere? Summer dress season is in full swing – or should we say ‘full twirl.’ But, really, is it ever NOT dress season. With the plethora of new and unique styles available, we’re certain there’s one (or many) to pique your fashion sense no matter the season or occasion. Need a little inspo? Give these 4 styles a twirl for your next summer shindig. Lush floral prints and light, airy fabrics keep your look stylish, fresh and fun.

Gimme An ‘A’

Though temps may rise, you don’t’ have to forego style to keep your cool. Grab a floral A-line number to slip into for brunch, a trip to the museum or your BFF’s shower, to name just a few. For those destinations a little too cool for comfort, pair it with a vest, cardigan or light jacket to fend off the AC’s wintery blast.

Outfit Dress

Work It

Consider this shift dress a case study in comfort that works equally well at the office, fancy dinner or a wedding. A true 9-to-5-to-11 piece for the days when there’s little time to fuss with your look. Even its simple cross-bar embellishment makes getting ready easier – no necklace needed. Shift into easy? Please!  

Yellow Dress

Max Out  

Picture yourself in the tropics, or least in tropical flair, in a floral maxi. It’s the effortless throw-on-and-go style versatile enough to wear just about anywhere. We’re thinking date nights, showers, weddings, on the boardwalk and nights out with friends. But, go with the flow of whatever feels right to you. Dress it up with a pair of wedges or heels, or slip into some cute, flat sandals for your more low-key occasions.

Floral Dress

White On

White is so right (and so cool) on so many levels – especially in the heat of summer. We love that this style is short, sweet, shoulder-baring and so versatile. It totally fits for brunches, picnics and those times that call for your Sunday best. Accessorize with even more white or mix up your palette with vibrant colors. Everything goes with white, right? Touche!  

White Dress

Décor

Global Chic Home Trend: Create The Look With 10 Easy Decor Pieces

July 18, 2017
Global Chic

Global chic is one of the hottest trends in home decorating and we’re loving Every. Single. Piece. Introduce its exotic beauty to any room – from bathrooms to bedrooms to living rooms – for unsurpassed elegance. Think vibrant hues, dramatic textures and mixed materials like wood, metal and faux fur, then let your decorating adventures begin with 10 easy-to-add home décor ideas below.

All About the Base

To start the global chic trend in your home, we suggest starting big. Choose your base pieces, like furniture, first. Typically, these are the neutral-colored pieces that anchor a space. In this case, a faux fur bean bag chair. Why neutral colors? Most colors and patterns pop against neutral backgrounds – and neutrals complement almost everything. Even neutrals.

Remember functional pieces, too. We suggest a cute side table or two made with metal and etched wood to hold your remotes, books, drinks and more.

Global Chic Room Decor

The Softer Side

Comfort is key, even in global chic spaces. And it’s totally do-able with soft, colorful accents like rugs, pillows and throws. Choose styles with paisley or geometric prints, varying textures and exotic details like sequins that allude to Moroccan getaways and you’re right on trend. Coordinate as much or as little as you like. There’s really no wrong or right way to infuse your space with global chic glamour. Just keep it comfy and it’ll feel right from day one.

Global Chic Throws, Rugs and Pillows

How Bazaar  

If anything can pull your global glam together, it’s small details. Think exotic bazaars as you dot your space with decorative accents. The must-have? Hanging décor is almost a necessity, but don’t forget artificial greenery, shiny ceramics and wood finds to amp up your worldly ambiance.

Global Chic Home Decor

Global Chic CandleIn The Air 

You’ve got the exotic look. Enhance it with an exotic scent. Candles, scented with favorites like jasmine, not only brighten and refresh, their inviting glow adds warmth and comfort. Place a few or several around your space to help soothe away the day’s stresses.

 

 

 

 

 

Got a case of wanderlust? Us, too. The new global chic trend has us thinking about faraway places. Fortunately, it’s possible to get these bazaar-inspired styles without having to travel halfway around the globe. Just head to your nearest Gordmans. No passport required. 

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Vacation Bound? Pack Smart With These 10 Must-Haves!

July 10, 2017
Vacation Blog

Fab vacation on your summer checklist? Yay! Whether you’re packing for a wild zoo daycation, splashy getaway at the lake or roadtrip across the good old U.S.A., comfort and preparation are key. Be that person who thinks of everything with a little help from Gordmans. We’ve assembled a list of 10 essentials to take your vacation from average to awesome. Let’s roll!

In Step With Comfort

Even if you’re planning a relaxing getaway, you’re bound to spend time on your feet. Cushion them with memory foam slip-ons. Lightweight and ultracomfy, they’re perfect for days when you need a break from sandals and flip-flops. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Free Your Hands

With so much to juggle during that trip to the museum or amusement park, you can’t go wrong with crossbody handbags. Fill it with necessities, slip it over your head and enjoy hands-free convenience. Styles with handy pockets get even more bonus points.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rain, Rain Go Away

We’ve all been there – caught in the rain without a trusty umbrella. No more! Toss one or two into your luggage without taking up precious space. Today’s styles are  more compact (& stylish) than ever. Bring it, rain. We’ll be ready!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Made In The Shades

Sunnies are practically no-brainers for vacation days. Even on cloudy days, they’re still needed – are we right? See all of the season’s hottest shapes, colors and styles at Gordmans.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stow & Go

It’s come a long way, baby. Gone are the days of basic black luggage. Today’s luggage is as stylish as your favorite outfits and features spinner wheels, easy-access pockets and lightweight designs. Need a particular size? Choose from small to carry-on to OMG sizes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Just Because 

Because you need to pamper yourself. Wherever you go. Whatever you do. No questions asked.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Keep The Piece

There’s no doubt about it. You leave on vacation, you MUST pack swimwear. You never know when the pool, beach or newest splash pad will call. Be ready for H2Oh-so-fun times in the latest swimwear.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Feeling Boho

Sure, you’re looking forward to casual days ahead, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style for comfort. Bring on boho vibes with a tie-front top and matching shorts! Casual, yes. Stylish? Definitely. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Top It Off

Let’s be honest. Some days you don’t want the sun. And some days you’re not having the best hair day. These are the days that call for a hat. Toss it in your luggage and pop it into shape when needed.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On The Mend

For those ‘oops’ moments that pop up when you least expect them, be sure to pack  an ‘emergency kit’ to remedy fingernail issues, clothing mishaps and more. This 38-piece wonder kit packs such things as buttons and thread, a nail file and safety pins to turn oh-no moments into no-problem moments.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Don’t let your vacation prep time turn into panic time. Start early on your list, then check it twice for these smart essentials. Let the vacation adventures begin!